Now only does Frenchie Davis get to say, “How you like me now?” to her former naysayers, but she gets to prove that you don’t have to be fit into a size 2 to make it. And making it is exactly what she’s doing as she’s advanced to the Top 8 on NBC’s “The Voice.”
She’s doing it for young girls everywhere. “I know what it’s like to be told that you’re not enough – that you’re not pretty enough, that you’re not thin enough, that you’re not enough – and I want young girls to look in the mirror and know they are enough. They don’t have to look like Barbie,” Frenchie told reporters after Tuesday’s show.
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The outspoken singer (and famously booted “American Idol” Season 2 contender) continued, saying, “They don’t have to have hair weaved all down their backs. They can just be natural and unapologetically themselves. I just find that when you love you, the rest of the world catches on eventually and I think Beverly [McClellan] and I are living proof of that. For Beverly and I to be the Top 2 on Christina Aguilera’s team, think it sends a powerful message to young girls.”
Without naming names, Frenchie also took a swipe at the industry’s penchant for making pretty people stars. “[The show] has given me faith in the music business again. Let’s be honest, we’ve been listening to a lot of girls with mediocre voices over the past 10 years and this is bringing it back to what it should be about.”
And what it should be about? Yep, the voice.